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- Biondi, Antonio; Wang, Xingeng; Miller, Jeffrey C.; Miller, Betsey; Shearer, Peter W.; Zappalà, Lucia; Siscaro, Gaetano; Walton, Vaughn W.; Hoelmer, Kim A.; Daane, Kent M.
- Journal of insect behavior 2017 v.30 no.5 pp. 495-506
- Asobara; Drosophila melanogaster; Drosophila suzukii; adults; arthropod pests; artificial diets; biological control; endoparasitoids; females; fruits; hosts; insect behavior; insects; juveniles; learning; mass rearing; microhabitats; smell; volatile compounds
- ... Insect parasitoids are often manipulated to improve biological control programs for various arthropod pests. Volatile compounds can be a relevant cue used by most parasitoid hymenoptera for host or host microhabitat location. Here, we studied olfactory responses of the braconid Asobara japonica Belokobylskij, an Asiatic endoparasitoid of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), toward its ...
- Rice, KevinB.; Jones, SharonK.; Morrison, William, III; Leskey, TracyC.
- Journal of insect behavior 2017 v.30 no.6 pp. 645-661
- Drosophila suzukii; adults; blackberries; blueberries; cages; canopy; field experimentation; foraging; insect behavior; invasive species; mark-recapture studies; monitoring; oviposition; raspberries; sexual maturity; trapping
- ... Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive insect that attacks ripe, small fruit such as raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Little is known about its foraging ecology and current trapping methods and monitoring systems are ineffective at commercial scales. In semi-field studies, we evaluated adult alightment and ovipositional preference within and among raspberry plants us ...